Is the Minimum Good Enough?

By: Ernesto Olivarri Jr.

The Texas Real Estate Commission sets the minimum standards required for a home inspection that includes grading and drainage, foundation, structural, roof, interior, electrical systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, plumbing systems, and appliances. Inspectors are required to perform inspections on certain components as per TREC's minimum standards.

At AVES Home Inspection PLLC we believe in exceeding the minimum standards to deliver a detailed inspection report with accurate information the client can use to make an informed decision regarding the purchase of their home. We are also backed by InterNACHI "We'll Buy Your Home Back" guarantee.

How Does AVES Home Inspection Exceed Minimum Standards?

Thermal Imaging: Minimum TREC standards require only a visual inspection of the deficiencies observed in a home. At AVES Home Inspection PLLC, all visual signs of moisture penetration or air loss will be further analyzed with a thermal imaging camera and moisture meter at no additional cost to the customer. This additional step helps the inspector support visual observations with concrete supporting evidence using advanced thermal imaging technology.

Foundation Elevation Plot: One of the biggest concern’s clients have regarding a home purchase is whether the foundation is supporting the building. Signs of a bad foundation include foundation cracks, wall or floor cracks, other types of fractures, foundation settling or sinking, foundation upheaval, doors that stick, doors that don’t open or close properly, gaps around window frames or exterior doors and sagging or uneven floors. If during the visual inspection there are significant signs of foundation damage, a foundation elevation plot using a zip level pro will be performed at no additional cost to the customer. The detailed measurements provide concrete evidence that help determine whether the foundation needs further evaluation by a structural engineer.

Wood Destroying Organism: In an effort to provide the best possible service, a Wood Destroying Organism Inspection is included with the home inspection at no additional cost. If wood destroying organisms are observed, we will recommend that a state licensed pesticide applicator further evaluate the home for possible wood-destroying organism infestation and provide control if deemed necessary.

This report is not a substitute for a lender required termite inspection. If your lender requires a termite inspection, we can help arrange a termite inspection with a state licensed pesticide management professional in your area.

InterNACHI We'll Buy Your Home Back" Guarantee: At AVES Home Inspection we believe in taking our time and providing a thorough inspection for our clients. AVES Home Inspection PLLC is backed by InterNachi's Buy Your Home Back Guarantee. It's valid for home inspections performed for home buyers and home sellers by participating InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspectors only. The home must be listed for sale with a licensed real estate agent. The Guarantee excludes homes with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, or not required to be inspected, per InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice. The Guarantee will be honored for 90 days after closing. InterNACHI® will pay you whatever price you paid for the home. For complete details visit

Do not settle for the minimum, choose AVES Home Inspection PLLC.

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